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  • Judi Lynn (7922 posts)
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    Leonard Peltier: A Special Appeal

    December 30, 2016

     A Special Appeal

    by Leonard Peltier




    Over the past 41+ years, with over 20 years of good time (GT) credit, I have now over 60 prison years of time served. Under the Old Law system that applies to my case, this is by far longer than I was supposed to serve. Per the laws I’m under and that apply to my case, 7 years was a life sentence!! It did not mean that was all I was supposed to serve, but that I was eligible to be paroled and unless they had evidence to keep me in prison, I was to be granted parole.

    In my case, I was to be paroled to the next 7 years, so in all I was to have only served 14 years. Next, there was the 30-year Mandatory Release (MR) law. All federal sentences were to be aggregated, meaning I would have to only serve 30 years. Many people have been released under the 30 MR law. Again, they could only refuse you a release if they “proved,” not just made claims, that you continued to violate the law. These same laws still apply to me today or are supposed to.


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  • FanBoy (7983 posts)
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    1. seems to me the folks still in jail are the only honest citizens

    peltier is still in jail because someone still thinks he’s dangerous

    whereas most of his “partners in crime” are out

    tells us something?

    • pinduck (1109 posts)
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      2. I think Peltier meets the definition of a political prisoner. Free him now!

      "Sometimes I feel like Fletcher Christian..."